Hot Rod Bally BASIC Demonstration (Circa 1982). Video created by Jay Fenton. Video published to BallyAlley.com on July 7, 2006.
Hot Rod Bally BASIC is for use with a Bally Arcade/Astrocade equipped with expansion memory. In this video, Jay Fenton, the programmer of this expanded BASIC, the original Bally BASIC (1978), and "AstroBASIC" (1981), narrates an insider's look at Hot Rod Bally BASIC. He demonstrates eight, short expanded BASIC programs that make use of the extra features of the expanded BASIC, including extra colors that are available, different font sizes and newly added BASIC keywords.
Hot Rod Bally BASIC originally shipped on tape for use with the R&L Enterprises' 64K RAM Board. Vipersoft BASIC, also released on tape, is a slightly modified version of Hot Rod Bally BASIC that runs on a Viper RAM expansion. There was a version of this expanded BASIC released on cartridge called Blue Ram BASIC that was for use with the Blue Ram expansion unit.
Archive Notes: This video was first added to BallyAlley.com on July 7, 2006. It was a 161MB, 16:14 minute low quality MPEG file. This video was uploaded to YouTube on March 24, 2017 and added to Archive.org in in a 1080HD format for archival purposes.